Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Clean Sweep set for May 12

The Environmental Resource Center's annual Clean Sweep event—in which volunteers gather to remove litter from public areas in Wood River Valley towns—is scheduled for Saturday, May 12.

Volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. in Memorial Park in Bellevue, Hop Porter Park in Hailey or Atkinson Park in Ketchum to sign up and collect supplies. The ERC will provide disposable gloves, garbage bags and maps with the trash drop-off points marked for each town, plus a commemorative water bottle, light breakfast items and tickets for lunch, supplied by The Roosevelt in Ketchum and KB's in Hailey.

The ERC will also organize raffle drawings and prizes for teams of four to six people. For any teams larger than six, contact the ERC at 726-4333 or email so lunch can be planned in advance.

'Gluten got you down?'

St. Luke's Center for Community Health will present a Brown Bag health talk, "Gluten got you down?" today, May 9, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at St. Luke's Clinic's Carbonate Rooms, 1450 Aviation Drive, in Hailey.

Gluten is a protein in wheat and certain other grains and can cause gastroenterologic symptoms as well as other body system malfunctions in some people.

Family medicine Dr. Leigh Morse will discuss the causes and symptoms of the more common gluten intolerances and current findings on treatment and potential lifestyle changes.

All Brown Bag lectures are free and no pre-registration is required. For additional information on this and other education programs, call St. Luke's Center for Community Health at 727-8733.


Public invited to science fair

Community School 10th and 11th grade advanced biology students will showcase their research projects at a science fair Wednesday, May 23, at Iconoclast Books on Sun Valley Road in Ketchum.

The event starts at 6 p.m. The public is invited.

Project topics include research on how stress affects the physiology of the brain, the history of the search for extraterrestrial life, biotechnology, invasive species, climate change indicator species, migration adaptations and animal intelligence.

BLM seeks public comment for special recreation permit

The Bureau of Land Management Shoshone Field Office is seeking comment on a proposed 10-year special recreation permit to Sun Valley Trekking for commercial mountain biking and hiking tours on roads and trails in the Wood River Valley.

The request identifies the Croy Creek trail network; trails on Bald Mountain; and Quigley Canyon, and Indian Creek and Slaughterhouse roads.

The permit would not create an exclusive right of use of the trails and roads.

Additional information is available at the BLM Shoshone Field Office, 400 West F St., Shoshone, ID 83352 or by contacting Outdoor Recreation Planner John Kurtz at (208) 732-7296 or Comments must be received by June 8.

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